A 87-year-old male asked:
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My dad is 85 yrs old and has prostate cancer , started radiation treatment for 9 weeks mon-fri, isn't he to old to be receiving that much radiation?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
May be unnecessary!: It is reasonable to question this. Most prostate cancer is relatively benign and may exist for decades without spreading or killing someone. 80% of 80 year old men have prostate cancer (!) and very few of them will die from it. Radiation therapy can cause serious side effects. Your dad may be better off without any radiation! Get second opinions. If he goes ahead see http://tinyurl.com/hhcnc99
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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